Hello New York City,
Why is the heater on again? I love you New York, but we really need you to stay sunny and warm ASAP. I have a baby coming any day now (already past due date) and I really need to get some motorcycle riding time in before I fully embrace my busy #DadLife.
Speaking of being busy, we have so many fun events to keep you busy this week! We are thrilled to announce another project with Live Nation NYC to help them promote five old school big names upcoming concerts including The Sonics live tonight at Irving Plaza. “The Sonics are claimed worldwide to be the first punk band, or garage, or hard rock, or alternative, setting the stage for all that would follow. Since the beginning of the Northwest Sound, the Sonics set the precedence and the pace that gave to every musician and band that followed the inalienable right to take rock to the edge of the universe, to explore the possibilities, to get out of the rut, experiment, and to scream your guts out, that you have arrived, and to continue that thought.” Read more about The Sonics HERE and get your tickets HERE! Another upcoming Live Nation show to get really excited about is The Buzzcocks next Thursday on April 16th. The Buzzcocks shared the same label on Go Karts Records as my old punk band, INDK, as well as one of my favorite nightlife rocker, Theo Kogan, old legendary NYC band, The Luna Chicks. Punk rock!
If you missed last Saturday’s Midnight Cabaret premiere party at Drom, I am happy to tell you that you have another chance to catch this sexy show this week and every Saturday this month. This Saturday’s Midnight Cabaret featuring Jenny Rocha and Her Painted Laidies, Perle Noire, Broadway Brassy, Tiger! , Michael Karas!, Valora Dee along with MC Murray Hill who keeps the party going all night long.
*We have a very special $10 discount advance tickets to this Saturday’s Midnight Cabaret just for you with the code: “Cancan“. Click HERE for your tickets!!
The Gotham Girls Roller Derby is back again this Saturday with Bronx Gridlock vs Queens of Pain. SHAW Promotion has been working with these fast women of Gotham Girls for many years and we are a big fan of this proud New York Roller Derby brand. Although I love all the teams and live in Brooklyn, the Queens of Pain is definitely my favorite. Queens is my home town and the captain of Queens of Pain Suzy Hotrod is my home girl and ex-band mate. Advance tickets are highly recommended as these tickets go fast!
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend is presented by Defalco Presents, which only means the most quality of music is coming your way. On Friday, the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is here to keep your dancing all night and on Saturday is the Hank & Cupcakes Vinyl Release Party. I first saw Hank & Cupcakes at Le Poisson Rouge few years back and immediately knew this is the band to pay attention to. I was impressed with their fun, pop-rock-synth-dance sound and made a mental note to catch them whenever I can. Check out the fun video below and go support your local Brooklyn duo for their release party! (And it’s FREE!)
For all other events this week including Clara Coquette at Shaken & Stirred Burlesque Dance Party, FIXED with Sh*t Robot & WT Records and Little Lesley and The Bloodshots NYC Record Release Party with one of my favorite bands Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, check out the rest of this newsletter and or our SHAW calendar.
Thank you for reading, warmer weather is coming this weekend, enjoy!
Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.